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Review: Joakim Milky Ways

Label: !K7

Given that its creator initially made a name for himself as a purveyor of lighthearted French electro-disco, it's certainly unexpected that the first eight minutes or so of Milky Ways are reminscent of no one so much as Sonic Youth. At that point in the album, a manic splattering of drums finally dissolves into vocodered disco, yet it doesn't signal a return to business as usual. Read more » 

Modeselektor Tours N. America

After wishing us a joyful Geburtstag and giving their mothers a shout out, Berlin-based production juggernauts Modeselektor will be putting more moves on us with their forthcoming DJ mix for the Body Language series to be released this October on Get Physical. Later that month, the next-level techno team will bring its "riotous, bass-heavy affair" back to North American clubs for a tour that seems all too brief. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2009

DJ Vadim Tours US

On the heels of U Can't Learn Imaginashun, DJ Vadim hits the road once again for a US tour (with one Canadian date), starting Saturday. If you can't make it to a show, there's plenty to hear about his new record over at XLR8R TV. Read more » 

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  • 09/17/2009

Labels We Love: Slumberland

Weathering the ups and downs of 20 not-so-sleepy years in indie pop.

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Jamie Jones Tours Select NA Cities

UK producer/DJ/disco-and-house enthusiast Jamie Jones has just announced a few select North American tour dates to coincide with the recent release of Don't You Remember the Future. Check him out while you can, and watch his vid for "Galactic Space Bar" here. Read more » 

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  • 09/16/2009

Spotty Wiley Album Details Released

Our friends at FACT have just shared the scoop on some sketchy details from the new Wiley album, entitled The Elusive. Turns out that if their sleuthing is correct (basically the 24-song tracklist was culled from a screen grab from Wiley's iTunes), guests such as Chipmunk, P Money, and The Streets will be turning up on the record. Read more » 

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  • 09/16/2009

Why? Announces New Management

The recently-relocated-to-Cincinnati band Why? has announced that they've taken on a new manager, Blake Maxwell, after singer Yoni Wolf did some extensive Craigslist searching for a new man to take the reins and bring the band to the next level. Below they've posted a clip of their preliminary meetings with Maxwell. Why? is set to release Eskimo Snow next Tuesday on Anticon, and the band's upcoming tour dates follow.


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  • 09/16/2009

Circlesquare Tours Everywhere

More drugged-out, electronic syrup will creep our way when Berlin's Jeremy Shaw and the Circlesquare mother ship dock for a tour down our beautiful west coast with the Junior Boys in October. Read more » 

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  • 09/16/2009

Ear to the Ground: More Labels We Love

This year’s up-and-coming labels to listen for. Read more » 

Download Night Slugs' Dubplates '09 Mix

Just a quickie to say that Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 have released their Night Slugs Dubplates 2009 Mix, and it's available for free download here, so grab it now!

Tracklist

01 - BOK BOK - Ripe Banana
02 - Buraka Som SIstema - Generale (L-VIS 1990 remix)
03 - Royal T - Beat Fighter (BOK BOK remix)
04 - Hardhead - Toothbrush Country (L-VIS 1990 edit)
05 - BOK BOK - Citizens Of The City Dub
06 - L-VIS 1990 - Zahonda
07 - Little Jinder - Youth Blood (BOK BOK remix)
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  • 09/15/2009

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